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Election results to be available in 24 hours – Nandlall; Opposition objects to removal of residency requirement

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 13:45 by Denis Chabrol Government early Tuesday morning used its one-seat majority to pass amendments to the Representation of the People Act that would, among other things see the availability of election results in 24 hours for the first time, despite opposition calls for the law to be sent to a bipartisan select ...

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APNU+AFC’s Shadow Finance Minister questions GUYSUCO’s budget process; Agri Minister says more defective equipment being found

Last Updated on Monday, 5 December 2022, 19:47 by Denis Chabrol In the wake of a request for parliamentary approval of an additional GY$1 billion for the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO), opposition Shadow Finance Minister Volda Lawrence on Monday cast doubt on that loss-making entity’s budget process as it has already chalked up GY$12 billion in operational expenditure up ...

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More cash approved to cater for steep spike in electricity generation fuel- Indar

Last Updated on Monday, 5 December 2022, 18:39 by Denis Chabrol Government on Monday said it is pumping a GY$15.6 billion subsidy into the supply of electricity on the coastland as well as several interior towns and districts. Public Works Minister II Deodat Indar said Guyana Power and Light (GPL), which supplies electricity to the Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice coastal ...

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Roman Catholic priest Father Malcolm Rodrigues dies

Last Updated on Sunday, 4 December 2022, 22:13 by Denis Chabrol Prominent Roman Catholic priest in Guyana , Father Malcolm Rodrigues S.J. passed away on Sunday evening at the St Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, multiple sources in the church confirmed He was 81 years old. Monsignor Terrence Montrose remembered Fr Rodrigues as someone who made an indelible mark in Guyana’s political, ...

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Security company robbed of payroll at Guyana Shorebase Inc

Last Updated on Sunday, 4 December 2022, 9:26 by Denis Chabrol Sheriff Security Service was robbed of a GY$500,000 payroll while guards at Guyana Shorebase Inc (GYSBI), Houston, East Bank Demerara were being paid, police said. The robbery was committed at about 6:20 PM Saturday by two males who arrived on the scene on  motorcycles. Police said  the incident was ...

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People of African Descent Assembly-Guyana asks High Court to order govt to pay support; cites breach of contract, property right

Last Updated on Saturday, 3 December 2022, 12:58 by Denis Chabrol The International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly- Guyana (IDPADA-G)- the country’s privately-run coordinating mechanism for the United Nations Decade for People African Descent- wants the High Court to order the immediate payment. Att0rney-at-Law Nigel Hughes told reporters on Friday that the High Court has asked the Court ...

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Opposition coalition asks High Court to scrap preliminary voters list for Local Govt Elections

Last Updated on Saturday, 3 December 2022, 0:26 by Denis Chabrol The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Friday asked the High Court to block the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from using the existing voters list for the March 13 Local Government Elections on the grounds that it was extracted from the list for general and ...

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Amerindian communities to draw down funds from landmark forest carbon deal

Last Updated on Friday, 2 December 2022, 20:11 by Denis Chabrol Hess C0rporation, one of the co-venturers in the prolific Stabroek Block, on Friday inked deal with government to buy US$750 million in carbon credits from Guyana, which would see Indigenous Indian communities getting a portion of the funds, officials said. Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo announced that from US$28 million ...

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Govt, Hess sign US$750 million carbon credit deal

Last Updated on Friday, 2 December 2022, 11:19 by Denis Chabrol Hess Corporation and the Government of Guyana on Friday announced an agreement for Hess to purchase high quality carbon credits for a minimum of US$750 million between 2022 and 2032 directly from the Government of Guyana. The company says this agreement will serve to support Guyana’s efforts to protect ...

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Guyana signs carbon credits deal today

Last Updated on Friday, 2 December 2022, 6:12 by Denis Chabrol Guyana will sign its first sale agreement on carbon credits on Friday, December 2. President Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali will witness the signing at the Baridi Benab, State House. Speaking at the Guyana Oil and Gas Energy Chamber’s Annual Awards and Induction Ceremonial Dinner on Wednesday, Vice President Dr ...

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